HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2011 ? High Point University students are always looking for new ways to reach out and serve the community, so it?s fitting that they ended the year with a special project ? an end-of-the-year Spring Clean Service Project.
Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the project ? held May 2-9 ? encouraged students to donate canned foods, clothes, televisions, appliances, and more. All of the items were donated to the United Way and West End Ministries, as well as Hope Outreach Church, a local church that is helping tornado victims in Alabama.
?Our students are always seeking out opportunities to benefit the local, national and international communities,? says Dr. Kevin Snyder, dean of students. ?Our students demonstrate the values of service and generosity daily in order to help those in need. This is a great way for us to help.?
The Spring Clean Drive is a tradition that HPU coordinates every year. This year, the SGA collected more than 125 full boxes ? nine truckloads ? for West End Ministries, a 24-foot moving van for the Hope Outreach Church going to Alabama for tornado relief, and 27 boxes of canned goods to benefit the United Way?s food drive.
?This semester alone, our students invested more than 30,000 hours of community service and raised more than $75,000 for various charitable organizations,? says Snyder. ?We?re very proud of their efforts in this important service project. They will impact many lives and families with their commitment.?
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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